Over 400 Junior Soldiers turned up at Uniacke Barracks on Penny Pot Lane to begin their careers in the Forces.
The sixteen and seventeen-year-olds will now begin a programme of military, leadership, educational and vocational training at the College and will finish the 42-week course in December.
16-year-old Junior Soldier Brendon Graham from Bradford said:
“I’m really excited and a little nervous. I realise it’s going to be tough, but I’m looking forward to the adventure.”
Junior Soldier Jasmin Adams added:
“I’m not scared at all. People telling me what to do – it’s just like being with my dad at home.”
Last year the Army Foundation College celebrated its best educational results in ten years – with record achievement rates in the level two diploma in information technology. There was also a pass mark of 89.7 per cent in the level two qualification in maths and English.
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Photographs by Timothy Cook Photography